The Frida accommodates up to 2 adults with lots of comfy outdoor living spaces.
David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap
- english, spanish
About David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap
We are a couple who grew up in Etobicoke/Toronto, Canada. Lyn lives in Mexico and Dave commutes to Alberta. We enjoy days at the beach boogie boarding and ATV'ing in the surrounding hills.
David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap purchased this Bungalow in 2014
Why David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap chose Troncones
We, Dave & Lyn, live full time at Casa Canela. We enjoy hosting a small number of guests and in that we are able to assist our guests in so many areas. We're happy to arrange horseback or eco tours or a spa treatment in the comfort of your own porch. If there is anything you need, we can help. Our feeling of success comes from our guests really having the best vacation possible.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Apart from our house, Casa Canela, which is separate from the bungalows, there is only one other unit on the property, The Duke. The Frida and the Duke are next to one another, separated by the main kitchen. The Duke also accommodates up to 2 adults. Guests staying in the Duke will share the main kitchen for cooking. We keep the the bar stocked with beer, spirits and wine so that our guests can help themselves using the honour system.
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Beautiful property across the street from the ocean and excellent restaurants.
We stayed in the Frida bungalow for 7 nights and had a great time. The suite had so much character. I love the care and attention that was put into the decorating.
Lyn and David were wonderful hosts. They were so welcoming and accommodating. We really felt that they went above and beyond. You get the sense that they love hosting people and sharing their little piece of paradise.
Casa Canela is situated within close proximity of everything you need. Lyn and David made sure we had the essentials (coffee and milk) to start our morning off right before we could get out to explore the local grocery store. One of our favourite things was spending the mornings relaxing on our private patio listening to the birds, petting the cats and enjoying breakfast.
The bikes and boogie boards on site were another plus. We loved going for bike rides to Manzanillo Bay and out to dinner.
I highly recommend others to visit Lyn and David. They will make you feel at home away from home:) We definitely hope to visit again.
Thanks so much Becky for taking the time to right such a nice review. We did enjoy having you and hope to see you again soon!
Lyn & Dave
Perfect location, hosts(Dave/lyn) very accommodating,facilities 5 star
Total Mexican experience!
This being our first experience with VRBO, we can,t tell you enough how impressed we were with our vacation. We spent 9 full days at Casa Canela, and enjoyed ourselves emencly, Our hostess Lyn was extremely accommodating and friendly, the house was clean and just as expected according to the pictures on the site. We were a two minute walk to a very beautiful and quiet beach, where we had our own loungers and umbrellas to relax in ever day. The best parts of the house were it’s private sitting areas. Which we took advantage of daily, very cool and pretty. The town of Troncones had fantastic restaurants, and the locals were friendly, helpful and fun. The best part of our trip were the daily visits to the fish truck for fresh seafood and the produce truck that came by daily with fresh vegetables and fruit. This being our first vacation outside of a resort, we had so much fun, we really feel we can,t go back to an all inclusive. Thank you Lyn for such a positive experience, it was a terrific relaxing holiday. Hope to come back soon, Courtney and Al
I very much enjoyed having all of you stay in Casa Canela. You really know how to vacation and it is so rewarding to see that in guests.
I too hope you can return.
We are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experiences. Please let us know where we lost the star and if we can, we'll improve upon it. Thank you for coming. Hope to see you soon,
I had a great time super close to the beach and everything. Lyn was terrific. I'll be back for sure
Brendan, the pleasure was all ours. Looking forward to having you back.
Very peaceful and welcoming.
This place is a small paradise. Very private and peaceful. Me, my wife, and our two sons (ages 2 and 4) stayed in the Frida room. My in-laws stayed at the Duke. It really is a fascinating place. Lyn and Dave (the owners) are very friendly. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay at in Troncones. The beach was only a two minute walk, and Casa Canela has their own beach umbrellas and chairs and cooler for water/beer; that's a big plus since the little ones needed shade every 30 minutes or so. We were able to see the turtles get released at night; my boys really enjoyed that. The rooms were as described, very comfy and relax. My wife and in-laws were surprised of how amazing the stay was. We will definitely be back next year.
Perfect in everyway!
My husband and I stayed in "The Duke" for a week in February and loved every minute of it. Casa Canela exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we were looking for during our first visit to beautiful Troncones. Our accommodations were comfortable and clean with many pleasant amenities. We enjoyed relaxing on the covered patio while admiring the well kept grounds and watching and listening to the birds. Lyn was very responsive to all of our questions prior to our arrival and during our stay. She had great recommendations for us that we would not have known about without her assistance. Her staff (Lolita and David) were amazing and did a great job to make us feel like we were at home. Casa Canela has a great location and is just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants. We are so happy to have found this ideal spot and look forward to our next visit.
Troncones, a tranquil village nestled between the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, looks out on miles of pristine wide beaches perfect for swimming in the gentle surf, boogie boarding, beach combing, and early morning walks. Seabirds abound and in the lush gardens of the villas in Troncones, you can spot many species of tropical birds. The village offers many excellent dining options from seaside open air palapas serving delicious local Mexican food to barbecue to fancy formal dining. You can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Activities range from; sitting in the shade at the ocean’s edge sipping a cold beer to surfing, kayaking on a lagoon, hiking up a mountain river, mountain biking, fishing, or snorkeling. We even have a skateboard park. In Troncones you will find a beautiful laid back tropical paradise without the hustle of a typical resort town.town.